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Marcus Aurelio BJJ – Miami Beach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Miami MMA News: Notable Team Aurelio Update

We are very proud to announce another warrior from our Miami MMA BJJ Academy! A black belt formed under Master Marcus Aurelio. He has achieved the Brazilian Championship Gold Medal in BJJ for the 3rd Time.

Congratulations Master Gigueto!

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Inside Look: What is Marcus Aurelio BJJ All About?

At our Martial Arts Miami BJJ Academy we teach a comprehensive mixed martial arts combat and hand-to-hand self-defense system that specializes in grappling, takedowns, reversals, throws, submissions, locks… and focuses intensely on ground fighting.

Our Jiu Jitsu program promotes the concept that size and strength are relative.

A smaller, weaker person can very successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant. By using leverage, the proper mixed, and martial arts techniques. By taking the fight to the ground and applying joint-locks and choke-holds, you defeat your opponent.

We offer three levels of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training. Ensuring all our students get the structured attention they need. While providing a specific level of instruction on Jiu-Jitsu techniques. This allows them to continually grow and improve

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Our BJJ Academy Fundamentals Program is based on the original curriculum of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, which was created to prepare individuals in the self-defense techniques and core basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

From there you move on to our Intermediate Tier. Our Advanced Classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will continue your journey into high-level Miami MMA. This allows for more complex and challenging techniques.

We instruct students of all ages, backgrounds, genders, physical strength, and abilities… each aspiring to attain their own personal training goals from fitness or weight loss to self-defense and self-confidence.


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The BJJ Academy class-learning environment is respectful, focused, and spirited. The more experienced students regularly help the beginners learn and grow.

Jiu-Jitsu techniques require a degree of physical fitness as well as mental focus. Beginners will initially feel challenged. But, over time students will achieve tremendous gains in strength and endurance. A result of the specialized mixed martial arts exercises, physical drills, and sparring.

BJJ makes fitness and personal growth addicting and ultra-satisfying. Martial Arts Miami is a way of life. From your first class, you will feel a tremendous difference in your self-esteem and fitness.

Within just a few weeks of training, you will feel a lifetime away from where you started. With each passing month (and step forward in our established BJJ Academy) you will feel closer to your new Miami MMA family. Gain confidence in the powerful Jiu-Jitsu techniques and self-defense principles that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed around.

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Inside Look: Who is Jiu-Jitsu Master Marcus Aurelio?

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Name: Marcus Aurelio Nickname: Maximus

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Fifth-degree BJJ Black Belt

Accomplishments: UFC Fighter, Pride FC Fighter, Two Time Brazilian Champion in BJJ, Two Time Pan-American Champion in BJJ, ZST Grand Prix Champion, HOOK n SHOOT Champion, Ring of Fury Champion, and MMA USA Champion.

Home Country: Brazil

Height: 5’10” Weight: 155 lbs

Record: 22-10-0 Victories: 15 Submissions (68%) – 4 KO/TKO (18%) – 3 Decisions (14%)

Losses: 10 Decisions (100%) – 0 KO/TKO (0%) – 0 Submissions (0%)

Notables: Known for the fastest submission and UFC and MMA history (14 seconds) and never having been knocked out or submitted.

Brief Interview:

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started after joining American Top Team. It was the next step after I got done competing with the gi in jiu-jitsu tournaments. It was a natural move for me.

Favorite grappling technique: Whatever finishes the fight for me.

Favorite Striking technique: High Kick.

Do you have any heroes? My father.

What did it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Like most fighters, this was a dream come true. Especially after seeing my good friends Din Thomas, Wilson Gouveia, and Pitbull (Thiago Alves) competing there.

What was your job before you started fighting? Teaching jiu-jitsu. I had a big academy in my city of Fortaleza. I taught there for 12 years.